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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 15, 2017 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

Thanks Jerlouvis. Totally agree. Been listening to a lot of Ella lately. Did you know that two of the greatest blues songs ever were written by a NYC Jew? Who knew? :)

Skylark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLwnfCpz9w

Stormy Weather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezGHapF8-lY

Blues - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXhxXYgKXd8

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Mar 15, 2017 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

I am a true lover of the American standard song book DH,so I am very familiar with all the authors of those classic compositions.I've got 35 years or so of never going more than a few days without some Ella,Billie,Sara,Anita O'Day and so on. I spend a lot of time listening to the female jazz vocalists from the '30's-'60's and the female pop vocalists from the '50's-'70's.Artists like Sinead O'Connor,Linda Rondstadt and Natalie Cole also have impressive catalogs of great standard recordings.Then you throw in "pop" vocalists like Karen Carpenter,Dusty Springfield,Nina Simone,Patsy Cline,Laura Nyro and Annie Lennox who all having stunningly beautiful voices and you have one hell of a listening pool.And that's not to mention a ton of other women with a smaller output or legacy.

Well that reply got away from me.Point being I think we share an interest in similar music from the past if I correctly gauge responses of yours from older threads here on the forum.



This post was modified by jerlouvis on 2017-03-15 22:34:58

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Mar 15, 2017 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

Good post and clips.
Does that leave Hoagy Carmichael as a the non NYC Jewish guy? Voice like syrup. I remember him from To Have and Have Not as Cricket and Johhny Angel as the cabdriver, Celestial.
"Tin Pan Alley legend who began composing for films in 1936 and won an Academy Award for "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening" in 1951. As an actor he usually played himself, sitting at a piano, smoking a cigarette and singing a song."

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/29125%7C70821/Hoagy-Carmichael/filmography.html

Or I could be all wrong, most likely.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

Hoagy Carmichael was very hip. The other was Harold Arlen. And I just looked this up - born Hyman Arluck. He wrote a bunch of great stuff with Johnny Mercer, another of my faves.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

I think Mercer was a founder of Capitol Records.
Here is some stuff on Harold Arlen you probably know already.
Prolific. Like they said about the Catholics.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/5461%7C65802/Harold-Arlen/

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 15, 2017 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

Well no I didn't. Fun read. Thanks. Guess he has his own room in the writer HOF.